2 Original Bush 1960s Radios

by Ross Revenge Home of Radio Caroline in Maldon, Essex, United Kingdom

2 Original Bush 1960s Radios
We did it
On 15th June 2024 we successfully raised £735 with 33 supporters in 21 days

This prize draw is running to raise money for urgent structural repairs to our radio ship 'Ross Revenge' in dry dock to secure her future

by Ross Revenge Home of Radio Caroline in Maldon, Essex, United Kingdom

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 New stretch target

There is no upper limit to what can be spent on 'Ross Revenge'. Our priority is very urgent hull and deck work to secure her future. With extra funding we would be able to refurbish the ship further. We would like to see her engines run again and restore her to her former glory. We also plan to create an interactive visitor centre in the forepeak to show the fascinating broadcasting and fishing history of the vessel to schools, groups and individuals.

The Prize1715950228_clean_radios.jpg1715950221_top_view_sm.jpg

Enjoy the authentic sound of Radio Caroline on a 1960s transistor radio. This is a special opportunity for two people to each win an original vintage Bush TR82c (Mark 1) transistor radio manufactured between 1960 and 1963. The radios have been cleaned inside and have all the original components. They are powered by a PP9 battery (included) and this size is still available. Some parts known to be troublesome over time have been replaced but apart from that they are in original working condition and real collector’s items. A few age related marks on the case

Radios kindly donated by Dave Cragie, The Moggy Van Radio Collection 

The Cause

‘Ross Revenge' is in urgent need of dry docking, where surveys and structural repairs can be carried out. Our prize draws supplement our fundraising appeal to achieve our goal of securing the future of our historic ship for generations to come. The former pirate radio ship 'Ross Revenge' is still regularly broadcasting at sea today and more than 1,200 visitors tour the ship each year. The vessel is an important part of both deep sea fishing and broadcasting history. To lose her would be a tragedy.

Entry options


£10 donation

1 entry


£25 donation

4 entries


£50 donation

10 entries

Postal entry

Send your details to:
2 Original Bush 1960s Radios
Radio Caroline, PO Box 12524
Maldon, Essex CM9 9EX

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